house·​paint·​er | \ ˈhau̇s-ˌpān-tər How to pronounce housepainter (audio) \

Definition of housepainter

: one whose business or occupation is painting houses

Examples of housepainter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His father was a housepainter, a still somewhat profitable trade in a city where aging clapboard buildings were common. Ian Volner, Harper's Magazine, "Grand Designs," 25 May 2020 Gary Simons, the son of a housepainter and a homemaker, had just been hired as a teacher at P.S. 140, an elementary school in the Bronx, his home borough. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, "Prep for Prep and the Fault Lines in New York’s Schools," 2 Mar. 2020 The drummer and housepainter skates to his own beat., "Perfect way to start the day? Hockey at the crack of dawn works for them - The Boston Globe," 25 Nov. 2019 With homeownership the family aspiration, Dad, a housepainter, always sought opportunities to work overtime. Bill Cummings,, "Dad taught me the art of negotiating when I was just a kid," 24 May 2018 At the outset, a Hanson housepainter embodies the relationship between three-dimensional art and life, fact and fiction. Karen Wilkin, WSJ, "A Morbid, Engaging Body of Work," 26 Mar. 2018 Rosenthal was the youngest of six children of a Bronx housepainter who emigrated from Belarus. Alex S. Jones, Town & Country, "Will the Rivalry Between the Washington Post and New York Times Save Journalism?," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of housepainter

1688, in the meaning defined above

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“Housepainter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of housepainter

: a person whose job is painting houses

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